The Splendid Table

American Public Media

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American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on...Show More
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50:09 | Feb 15th

We look at food and identity through the lenses of social media, Instant Pot/multicookers, social protest, rediscovered roots, and shopping behavior

49:57 | Feb 8th

We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.
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13:04 | Mar 6th, 2018

Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield enjoys sharing all aspects of life in space, especially what it's like to eat and handle food in zero gravity.
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50:39 | Feb 16th, 2018

Adrian Miller on black presidential chefs, Andrea Nguyen on pho, The Key 3 with Amanda Cohen, and America's Test Kitchen on premium EVOO
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1:23:31 | Dec 29th, 2017

A farewell to Lynne Rossetto Kasper, honoring her career in food and more than 22 years hosting The Splendid Table
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48:48 | Nov 17th, 2017

Indian-spiced Thanksgiving, Emma Christensen on hard cider, ATK's Thanksgiving hacks, The Mash-Up Americans, Doc Willoughby's heirloom pot roast
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49:46 | Oct 27th, 2017

Marcus Samuelsson on Harlem, Charlotte Druckman on cast iron, Robert Simonson on craft cocktails, America's Test Kitchen on Brussels sprouts.
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49:31 | Oct 20th, 2017

The Key 3 with Gail Simmons, Michael Harlan Turkell on vinegar, America's Test Kitchen on sous vide, and Tejal Rao on oysters and love.
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49:49 | Oct 13th, 2017

David Bedford on apples, Molly Birnbaum on mushrooms, Tunde Wey on his Blackness in America dinners, Molly Yeh on her new cookbook
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49:39 | Oct 6th, 2017

Stella Parks on desserts, Leslie Pariseau on goddess pilgrimage, Adam Federman on Patience Gray, ATK on Boston cream pie, and Lisa Mendelson on halva
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49:39 | Aug 18th, 2017

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on zhug, Robin Ha on Korean food, Anya Fernald on entertaining, Molly Birnbaum on frozen yogurt, Mark Hagen on zucchini.
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50:06 | Aug 4th, 2017

Ann Bancroft on fresh water, Sabrina Ghayour on Sirocco, Holly De Ruyter on Wisconsin supper clubs, ATK on portion scoops, Jekka McVicar on celery.
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48:59 | Jun 2nd, 2017

America's Test Kitchen on busted food myths, Trine Hahnemann on hygge, Ole Mouritsen on mouthfeel, Burmese cuisine, and classic vegetarian cookbooks
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48:26 | May 19th, 2017

Jessica Harris on her memoir, The Key 3 with Dale Talde, ATK taste tests bagged popcorn, Mads Refslund & Tama Matsuoka Wong on 'trash cooking'

48:35 | Dec 6th

Cold weather cooking to carry us through the winter from Alissa Timoshkina, Maangchi, Tyler Kord, Andy Baraghani and Paul Kahan.

50:08 | Nov 29th

Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations

1:54:43 | Nov 28th

Our Thanksgiving 2019 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Melissa Clark, Kwame Onwuachi, Samin Nosrat and Shauna Sever.

49:29 | Nov 22nd

Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.

49:19 | Nov 15th

This year’s Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America’s great foreign-born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan.

10:49 | Nov 13th

In our new podcast, Melissa Clark makes a simple and slightly sinful Lemon Vanilla Rice Pudding for her mom – in the Instant Pot.

50:33 | Nov 8th

Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.

50:18 | Nov 1st

We talk with Sean Brock, chef and Southern food champion, about microregional cuisines, curiosity in the kitchen, and how he survived workaholism.

50:20 | Oct 25th

Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.

50:15 | Oct 18th

We look at the everyday foods that Japanese people eat at home, the way they cook and feed their kids, and what comfort food looks like in Japan.

50:15 | Oct 18th

We look at the everyday foods that Japanese people eat at home, the way they cook and feed their kids, and what comfort food looks like in Japan.

49:36 | Oct 11th

2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.

49:36 | Oct 11th

2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.

16:24 | Oct 8th

Cookbook author Diana Henry shares inspiration, techniques and recipes for quick weeknight meals cooked in the oven.

16:24 | Oct 8th

Cookbook author Diana Henry shares inspiration, techniques and recipes for quick weeknight meals cooked in the oven.

50:04 | Oct 4th

We talk with the authors of our favorite fall cookbooks: Danny Mena, Evan Funke, Joanne Chang, Chris Shepherd, T.J. Smith and Kami Ahrens.